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GROOVE AR­MADA

Groove Ar­mada know all about fes­ti­vals. Hell, they even run their own one, Love­box, in a big park in Lon­don. Groove Ar­mada spe­cialise in hot-to-trot house with oo­dles of pop ap­peal. Yes, they’re the ones with I See You Baby. www.groovear­mada.com

THE GO! TEAM

Who needs a dou­ble-es­presso when you have The Go! Team? A whirl­wind of in­fec­tious sounds and grooves in­clud­ing cop-show sound­tracks, freaky rock-outs and block-party thrillers – cus­tom-built for a race­course in the mid­dle of Co Kil­dare. www.the­goteam.co.uk

BEN FOLDS MEET THE PI­ANOMAN

Ben Folds fronts Ben Folds Five (stay with us here), but he also does a mean man-playingthe-pi­ano-and-singing-songs. You can strike that Billy Joel im­age from your mind right away, though – Folds is far sharper and far more wry. www.mys­pace.com/ben­folds

dEUS

They may no longer be the first name on the tip of your tongue when it comes to Bel­gian rock­ers (th­ese days, that would be Soul­wax), but th­ese vet­er­ans from An­twerp are still ca­pa­ble of caus­ing a racket. Last album Van­tage Point is a re­turn to the epic splen­dour of Worst Case Sce­nario, the album which in­tro­duced Tom Bar­man and friends to the world in 1994. www.deus.be

SU­GABABES

While many high-profile pop acts would baulk at the idea of ap­pear­ing at an indie-heavy out­door fest, Su­gababes (above) have the hits to make up for any disad­van­tages caused by the set­ting. When your hands are in the air for the umpteenth time, you’ll know it makes sense. www.su­gababes.com

FU­TURE KINGS OF SPAIN

Dublin’s Fu­ture Kings of Spain had a good 2007. Their Ner­vousys­tem album led to an­other round of big gigs home and away and saw them get­ting three nom­i­na­tions in the last round of Me­teor Mu­sic Awards as a re­sult. www.mys­pace.com/ fu­turek­ing­sof­s­pain

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